WSR 06-18-073

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed September 5, 2006, 9:15 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-17-052.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-23 WAC, Stamping and seals.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Conference Room #209, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, on October 10, 2006, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 11, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: George A. Twiss, Executive Director, Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-2551, by October 6, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King by October 6, 2006, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To allow professional engineers that have completed the requirements for licensure in structural engineering to put the letters S.E. following their name.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To let those licensees that have completed the structural requirements use the title "S.E." after their name, so that reviewers of their documents can easily determine that they are licensed in the branch of structural engineering.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.24.086.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.43 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: George A. Twiss, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-1565.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no economic impact to the licensees.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is no economic impact to licensees.

September 5, 2006

George A. Twiss

Executive Director


NEW SECTION
WAC 196-23-040   Use of the title S.E.   Only professional engineers who have completed the State of Washington's requirements for licensure in structural engineering are permitted to use the title of S.E. when representing his or her licensing credential, as in, James Smith, P.E., S.E. Use of the title S.E. by an individual who is not licensed in structural engineering as provided in Chapter 18.43 RCW, is subject to disciplinary action by the Board in accordance with Chapter 18.43 RCW and/or Chapter 18.235 RCW.

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